Configuring Data Collection Parameters

Using this procedure, you will configure the data collection parameters.

  1. Select Access Menu and then select Data Collection | Data Collection Configurations.
  2. Select Configure Parameters for the desired data collection configuration.

    To open the Data Collection Parameters page from the process model, do the following:

    1. Select Access Menu and then select Data Collection | Process Models.
    2. In the Process Models landing page, select Edit.
    3. In the desired data collection, select More and then select Configure Parameters.
  3. In the Data Collection Parameters page, you can do the following:

  4. Select Save, or select Save & Close to save and close the page.

Reordering Features

You can control/change the order of the features for which the user collects data, providing flexibility to collect data for certain features before other features in the data collection.

  1. In the Data Collection Parameters landing page, locate the desired feature.
  2. In the feature, select and drag Reorder to the new location.

Setting Sample Size

You can set the sample size for a single feature or multiple features. For example, you can set a sample size of 3 for a specific feature and set a sample size of 5 for all other features. You may need to set different sample sizes for certain features.

  1. In the Data Collection Parameters landing page, locate the Sample Size column.

  2. To modify the sample size for a single feature, select the current value in the feature row, type the new value, and then press ENTER.

  3. To modify the sample size for all features, type the new value in the Sample Size data field and then select Save.

Configuring Data Collection Entry Settings

You can configure the data entry method (keyboard or gauge) for a single feature or multiple features. For example, you can set the data entry method to keyboard for a specific feature and set the data entry method to gauge device for all other features. Also, you can set different entry rules for a single feature or multiple features. For example, you can set the “at least one value required” entry rule for a specific feature and set the "all values required" entry rule for all other features.

  1. In the Data Collection Parameters landing page, locate the Individual Settings column.

  2. In the Individual Settings column, select the link (Default or Custom) for the desired feature row.

    To edit the Entry Rule settings for multiple features, do the following:

    1. In the Data Collection Parameters page, select each desired feature. To select all features, select the column header checkbox.

    2. Select Entry Rule.

    When editing multiple features, you will only be able to configure the Entry Rule settings. You will not be able to edit the Entry Method settings for multiple features.

  3. In the Individual Settings page, you can do the following:

  4. Select Apply.

Configuring Entry Rule Settings

Under the Entry Rule tab, you can configure data collection settings for the selected feature.

Variable Features

To control the variable data collection, do the following:

  1. To control the required number of samples in a subgroup, do one of the following:

    • To require all samples in the subgroup, select All Values Required.
    • To require at least one sample in the subgroup, select At Least One Value Required.
    • To require no samples in the subgroup, select No Values Required. The values for this feature, collected or not, will not impact compliance statistics.
    • To collect within piece measurements for the feature, select Within Piece Measurements, and in the data field, type the number of within piece measurements.
  2. To control the allowable values during data collection, do one of the following:

    • To allow both reasonable and unreasonable values during data collection, select All Values.
    • To prevent unreasonable values during data collection, select Reasonable Values Only.

Attribute Features (Defect)

To control the data collection interface, do one of the following:

Attribute Features (Defective)

To control the data collection interface, do one of the following:

Configuring Entry Method Settings

Under the Entry Method tab, you can select the allowable data input.

If you select both Keyboard and Gauge Device and do not assign a gauge device, Enact assumes the Keyboard entry method and does not prompt for Gauge Agent during data collection. However, if you assign if you only select Gauge Device and do not assign a gauge device, Enact will prompt for Gauge Agent during data collection. This allows the same data collection to be used across multiple workstations, where some workstations use gauges and other do not.

  1. To allow users to type the collected values using a keyboard, select Keyboard.
  2. To allow users to collect values using serial gauge devices, select Gauge Device, and then do the following:

    1. In the Gauge Device data field, select the desired gauge device. HintClosedTo locate the desired gauge device, begin typing a string within the gauge device. For example, to locate Device Name, you can type dev or you can type nam.
    2. In the Value Selection data field, select how Enact handles values from the gauge device, using values from before the data collection began or ignoring those values and awaiting the next value received. For the selections below, Enact considers a value "used" upon selection for a measurement, even if the operator doesn't save the data collection.

      • (Default) Next Value. Ignore previously received values and wait for the next value received from the gauge device.
      • Current Value. Return the most recent value received from the gauge device before the operator entered the data field. If there are no values, return nothing.
      • Newest Value If Unused. Return the most recent value received from the gauge device before the operator entered the data field, but only if the value is unused. Otherwise, return nothing.
      • Oldest Unused Value. Return the most oldest unused value received from the gauge device before the operator entered the data field. If there are no unused values, return nothing.
      • Display list of values to the user. Display a list of values received from the gauge device, allowing the operator to select the desired value.

        While open, the list automatically displays new values received from the gauge device.

        You can select the following settings:

        • Show newest on top. Organize the list from newest values to oldest values.
        • Allow previously used values to be displayed. Display used and unused values in the list.
        • Specify maximum number of values in the list. Set the maximum number of values displayed.